PHYS345 Electricity and Electronics

Hint for 5-15

Two unknowns will require two equations! One comes from setting the time constant to 13 ms for the switch in the rightmost position. The other comes from arranging for the steady-state current through the inductor (switch in leftmost position) to generate 23 kV across the 1.7  spark gap when the switch is changed.

Last updated Oct. 11, 1999.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1999.